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    1. May 18, 2016

      Saudi Aramco: Fix for a one-trick economy?

      The headquarters of Saudi Arabia’s state oil company is less than a mile from the spot where US geologists struck the...

    2. May 18, 2016

      Five things to watch for as oil nears $50 a barrel

      As the price of crude oil nears $50 a barrel for the first time this year, traders are split over whether the near 80...

    1. May 9, 2016

      Saudi Arabia’s reforms show serious intent

      Reform in Saudi Arabia has tended to progress at the speed of the slowest camel in the caravan — if at all. Any...

    2. May 9, 2016

      The Saudi Reshuffle: five key reforms in Riyadh

      The pushing aside of Saudi Arabia’s influential longstanding oil minister, Ali Naimi, has grabbed headlines around the...

    3. May 9, 2016

      Oil prices volatile as Canadian wildfires overshadow Saudi change

      Oil prices were volatile on Monday as investors weighed the impact of wildfires on Canadian output against a...

    4. May 8, 2016

      New Saudi oil era ignites old questions

      The new Saudi administration under construction by Mohammed bin Salman, the monarchy’s young deputy crown prince, has...

    5. May 8, 2016

      Regional politics likely to take bigger role in Saudi oil policy

      Speculation about Ali al-Naimi’s retirement has been a favourite guessing game in the oil market for well over a...

    6. May 7, 2016

      Ali al-Naimi: shrewd technocrat with a calming voice

      After rising from humble beginnings as an errand boy at Saudi Arabia’s national oil company nearly 70 years ago to...

    7. May 7, 2016

      Saudi Arabia replaces veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi

      Saudi Arabia has replaced veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi, one of the industry’s most influential leaders for 20...

    8. April 20, 2016

      Moscow sceptical of oil production freeze after Doha failure

      Moscow has played down hopes of a deal with Opec countries to freeze production and raised its own output forecasts...

    9. April 18, 2016

      The unpredictable new voice of Saudi oil

      As the fallout from collapsed oil talks in Doha reverberates, Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman has emerged as the...

    10. April 18, 2016

      Oil price fall capped by rebalancing hopes

      Oil prices remained slightly weaker on Monday after a meeting of major exporters ended without a deal to freeze...

    11. April 16, 2016

      Oil producers’ Doha summit: what you need to know

      Some of the world’s biggest oil producers will meet in the Qatari capital of Doha this Sunday to thrash out a deal to...

    12. April 14, 2016

      IEA discounts impact of oil production freeze

      An agreement by large oil producing nations to freeze production will not have a material impact as stocks are expected...

    13. March 28, 2016

      Saudi Arabia loses oil market share to rivals in key nations

      Saudi Arabia lost market share in more than half of the most important countries it sold crude to in the past three...

    14. March 11, 2016

      Oil prices may have bottomed, says IEA

      Oil prices may have “bottomed out”, the west’s energy adviser said on Friday, seeing an end to a 20-month rout that is...

    15. February 26, 2016

      Ali al-Naimi, shepherd in the fields of black gold

      A visit to Ali al-Naimi’s oak-panelled office in Riyadh is a journey through history. The world’s most powerful oil man...

    16. February 25, 2016

      Oil industry tormented by latest price slump

      A few weeks ago, energy executives were lamenting a purgatory of “lower for longer” oil prices. As an epic bust...

    17. February 24, 2016

      Oil prices reverse losses in volatile trade

      Oil prices reversed their losses on Wednesday after data showed crude inventories did not rise as much as feared last...

    18. February 23, 2016

      Saudi Arabia declares oil output cut ‘is not going to happen’

      Saudi Arabia has ruled out a deal by major producers to cut oil output and warned high-cost operators such as US shale...

    19. February 22, 2016

      Energy traders hang on Naimi comments

      When Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister, addresses an energy conference in Houston on Tuesday the audience will...

    20. February 21, 2016

      Even the Saudis cannot defy market forces forever

      The Saudis blinked. The latest deal — an agreement with Russia to cap oil output at January levels if they are joined...

    21. February 16, 2016

      Saudi Arabia and Russia ministers agree oil production freeze

      Saudi Arabia has agreed with Russia to freeze oil output if they are joined by other large producers, in the first...

    22. February 15, 2016

      Saudi oil minister to meet Russian counterpart

      Saudi Arabia’s powerful oil minister Ali al-Naimi will meet his Russian, Qatari and Venezuelan counterparts in Doha on...

    23. January 29, 2016

      Opec mistrust clouds oil cutback talks with Russia

      When Saudi Arabia and Russia sat down to talk about limiting oil production 14 months ago, the discussions to stem a...

    24. November 26, 2015

      Saudi counters ‘lower for longer’ oil mantra

      Saudi Arabia’s veteran oil minister made clear late last year that the kingdom would no longer prop up the oil market,...

    25. November 24, 2015

      Hedge funds’ oil shorts reach peak for the year

      Hedge funds’ bets against the oil price have risen to the highest level this year ahead of next week’s Opec meeting, in...

    26. November 19, 2015

      Saudi seeks to quell supply glut fears

      Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Opec allies have lined up to try and quell mounting fears of a prolonged supply glut in the...

    27. November 19, 2015

      Saudi Arabia urges oil investment

      The world must continue to invest in oil projects in spite of lower prices to guarantee energy security and meet...

    28. October 11, 2015

      Saudi Arabia oil: No gain without pain

      Any idea that Saudi Arabia was about to abandon its effort to turn the oil market on its head was dashed earlier this...

    29. June 12, 2015

      Assessing Opec’s oil market strategy

      The oil ministers of Opec nations could hardly contain their satisfaction in Vienna last week, brimming with confidence...

    30. June 10, 2015

      Iran in Opec limelight as oil pump is primed

      At almost every Opec meeting for 20 years, Saudi Arabia’s oil chief Ali al-Naimi has garnered more attention from the...

    31. June 4, 2015

      Saudi minister sees rise in demand as supply slows

      Saudi Arabia’s oil minister indicated on Thursday he sees supply slowing and demand growing ahead of Opec’s meeting...

    32. May 21, 2015

      Kingdom built on oil foresees fossil fuel phase-out this century

      Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, could phase out the use of fossil fuels by the middle of this...

    33. May 11, 2015

      Saudi Arabia will stick to non-intervention as oil prices rise

      As oil prices halved last year, investors and traders kept expecting Saudi Arabia to intervene. It took oil minister...

    34. April 16, 2015

      Opec boosts crude oil output during March

      Output from the oil producing nations that make up Opec rose sharply in March, led by Saudi Arabia, its de facto...

    35. April 8, 2015

      Oil slides on ballooning US stockpiles

      Oil prices slid on Wednesday after data showed US crude stockpiles ballooned last week and Saudi Arabia announced...

    36. March 15, 2015

      US shale industry shows remarkable resilience

      For the US shale industry, competing against Saudi Arabia and the other low-cost oil producers in the Middle East is...

    37. March 11, 2015

      Saudi’s oil market strategy makes sense

      In December Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali al-Naimi posed an interesting question: “Is there a black swan out there...

    38. March 9, 2015

      The big drop: Riyadh’s oil gamble

      The oil traders and hedge fund managers who gathered for dinner at Mike’s Bistro in Manhattan vied for the attention of...

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